8-year-old Gabriel Fernandez was allegedly beaten to death by his mother and her boyfriend. In the past, the couple had called Gabriel gay, punished him when he played with dolls and forced him to wear girls' clothes to school.
Anti-LGBT activists, who are so obviously down on their luck in a landscape where their "wins" are now few and far between, are looking for any opportunity to capitalize on a conversation that is more prominent, newsworthy, or mainstream than their own personal crusade against basic fairness.
Earlier this year, anti-LGBT activist Matt Barber opened a conservative website called BarbWire.com. The site's title is an obvious play on Matt's surname, but it might as well refer to the insults and sneers (or "barbs") for which the nascent site has become known, with the majority (and the worst) of those directed to the LGBT community.